MORE than 40 new homes could be built in Glasgow's East End if plans are given the go-ahead.

Proposals for 19 flats and 22 terraced homes have been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The applicant, Thenue Housing Association, hopes to build the residential development on brownfield land at Connal Street.

Glasgow Times: The site where the homes could be built. Image: Google, 2019The site where the homes could be built. Image: Google, 2019

The housing is a mix of flats, wheelchair homes, two-storey family houses and two-and-a-half storey townhouses which are a variety of two, three, four and five beds.

Documents state the site has been recorded in historic maps as open fields, with the first records of development dating from 1861 at which time a foundry and curling pond were located there.

It's currently unused, since the completion of the Commonwealth Games when it provided overflow parking facilities for the nearby NISA and Velodrome facilities.

Vehicle access will be taken from Connal Street, via Sorn Street, located off Springfield Road, approximately 100 meters from the site.

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All homes will be allocated designated parking spaces. Meanwhile, a shared parking area next to the flatted block will provide 14 spaces, including four disabled bays.

There will also be nine visitor bays. 

A total of 19 secured bicycle storage spaces will also be provided. 

A statement within the planning documents read: "The Connal Street site has, until the recent past, always offered wider benefit to the local community whether via a play park space or community facilities.

"Given the unfortunate decision to demolish these existing elements, in order to accommodate the Commonwealth Game facilities, the site has since generated no benefits to local residents.

"Therefore, we would seek to not only bring this area of land back into useful purpose but also reaffirm the site connections with the wider area, by strengthening the existing connections into and through the site."